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The eShop is dead! It's time to Mod your 3DS.

  • Published on Sep 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
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    The 3DS and WiiU eshop has officially shut down. Which means a LOT of content is going away and never to be seen again. But what if I told you that you can keep your 3DS living a very happy life even after Nintendo abandoned it? I'm going to show you how to mod your 3DS, 2DS, 3DXL and more, and show you the best mods for the 3DS, how emulation works, the best home-brew applications, and even answer some common questions like if you can get banned on a 3DS, and if its hard to still mod your 3DS in 2023!
    Microsd card that i use: amzn.to/3zR8fWt
    Mod your 3DS: 3ds.guide/
    More Funsies stuff: www.gamebrew.org/wiki/List_of...
    Homebrew Games: www.gamebrew.org/wiki/List_of...
    Region Changing: 3ds.hacks.guide/region-changing
    Updating your OLD CFW setup: 3ds.hacks.guide/checking-for-cfw
    0:00 The eshop is GONE
    1:38 How do I jailbreak?
    3:40 Essential Homebrew
    7:42 Funsies apps
    11:16 Region Locking
    12:41 Emulation and Virtual Console
    15:27 Homebrew Ports
    17:18 Frequently asked Questions
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  • Dammit Jeff
    Dammit Jeff  5 months ago +460

    Thanks again Vessi! Use code DAMMITJEFF for 15% off your first order! Can you believe that I convinced them to give me that promo code lmao

      BOB GAMING 5 months ago +4

      What do shoes have to do with modded 3ds

    • MrNiajaBoy
      MrNiajaBoy 5 months ago +1

      I love it, it makes it more personal/intimate when you show your face.

    • Роман Игроман
      Роман Игроман 5 months ago

      ​@NicVandEmZ Yes there is but it will be Windows 95 and even lower

    • SketchWorksT
      SketchWorksT 5 months ago

      Can I ship my 3ds to somewhere to do this stuff?

  • Karl Rock
    Karl Rock 5 months ago +1118

    I love your modding videos! You’re inspiring me with the retro consoles too. I just modded my Switch here in India ☺️

  • xXYannuschXx
    xXYannuschXx 5 months ago +2749

    Nintendo: "Stop pirating our games!"
    Gamers: "We WANT to give you money, but you closed the E-Shop!"
    Nintendo: "Stop pirating our games!"

    • 🔥 Lil XancheX 🔥
      🔥 Lil XancheX 🔥 5 months ago +32


    • Burnett
      Burnett 5 months ago +122

      Piracy will always exist, but Nintendo likes suing people more than they dislike piracy

    • chiffmonkey
      chiffmonkey 4 months ago +158

      Gamers: *Revive dead franchise with a fangame*
      Nintendo: "Stop stealing from us"
      Gamers: "We're not, you're not selling that game franchise... Please sell that game franchise."
      Nintendo: "No. Also stop stealing from us."

    • Zoofy Zoof
      Zoofy Zoof 4 months ago +68

      Nintendo doesn't just want piracy to stop, they don't want us playing their old games just in general. They want us purely focused on their new products.

    • Burnett
      Burnett 4 months ago +22

      @Zoofy Zoof I will take thousands of roms to my grave. 🫠

  • Noobish Pro
    Noobish Pro 5 months ago +1592

    For anyone wondering, that “little green app” is called h shop, and it basically lets you download games and other fun stuff straight to your 3ds without a computer. It has a LOT of content and is a must for modding. I think I even saw a download for the sonic movie from 2020 on it lmaoo

    • Kenneth
      Kenneth 5 months ago +41

      Thank you bro Thank you😭🙏🏽

    • ClearLampOil
      ClearLampOil 4 months ago +102

      imagine if you wake up and mario just hits you with a bat

    • Gavin Fyfe
      Gavin Fyfe 4 months ago +17

      Yo if any of you know how to get it I need some help, idk what I’m doing modding

    • Noobish Pro
      Noobish Pro 4 months ago +23

      @ClearLampOil my pfp he isn’t holding a bat, it’s a shotgun

      SOLOGAMERX1 4 months ago +2

      @Gavin Fyfe did u ever find out how?

  • Jacob Peacy
    Jacob Peacy 5 months ago +830

    You know, being old enough to see things like the 3ds both get released and see it gain insane popularity, and see it finally reach end of life and obsolescence... it's a very surreal feeling.

    • s
      s 4 months ago +59

      First time?

    • Roland Castillo
      Roland Castillo 4 months ago +12

      Yeah it feels weird

    • Jaylen Turnage
      Jaylen Turnage 4 months ago +17

      @s facts I even remember the dsi xl releasing and then dying off shits surreal asf for the fact I’m getting older

    • Mathew Albuquerque
      Mathew Albuquerque 4 months ago +5

      literally me with the ds i

    • Fallcon
      Fallcon 4 months ago +36

      It's not just about 3DS tbh, it's about the whole Nintendo DS family that reached end of life. And that is truely depressing because there are no other real alternatives now it's all about hybrid consoles too big to fit in a pocket like a DS...

  • Nott Joey
    Nott Joey 5 months ago +3155

    The thing about the 3DS and Wii U is that Nintendo literally can't tell the difference between a pirated game and legit game if you play online. It's fully safe to play online with pirated games and the bans came from people playing games online before they released which was only possible via piracy, so Nintendo knew who to ban.

    • luke
      luke 5 months ago +173

      does not really matter if you get banned at this point as the playerbase is dead for most games and you cannot buy anything on the eshop so theres no loss at this point if you get banned. The gts in the pokemon got ruined by hackers so theres no point in that either.

    • Nott Joey
      Nott Joey 5 months ago +255

      @luke you can still very easily find matches in games like Mario Kart 7 and Smash Bros and Pokémon so that's not at all true. That's very misleading to people. In any case you won't get banned for something as simple as playing a pirated game online. I even played games exclusive to other regions online back in the day and nothing happened lol. Nintendo doesn't care to issue 3DS bans anymore it seems, so people are safe.

    • It's Me, Steve
      It's Me, Steve 5 months ago +48

      This is true. I still turn off sending my information to Nintendo though just in case. Preferably before I start installing custom firmware on it.
      I've read that streetpass is completely safe though.

    • Today I Draw
      Today I Draw 5 months ago +20

      ​@Nott Joey true I used to transfer from pokemon bank to home safely with pirated rom😂

    • Telos
      Telos 5 months ago +6

      @luke there's gts fixes for 7th gen, so you wont be able to see the glitched players icons, you replace all trainer icons with your own.

  • tundra
    tundra 4 months ago +416

    This is actually the video thats convinced me to finally take the plunge. Ive been too nervous to mod mine since I care about it a lot, and Im not exactly super knowledgeable about all this stuff, but this has given me that push. Thank you
    edit: i did it . this shit rocks

    • 7-Volt
      7-Volt 4 months ago +44

      You've convinced me now as well.

    • Dammit Jeff
      Dammit Jeff  4 months ago +65


    • Team PBJ
      Team PBJ 4 months ago +4

      me too

    • Andrew Huddleston
      Andrew Huddleston 4 months ago +9

      same dude, knocked the dust off the ol' 2DS XL and now its on my desk along with modded switch :)

    • ADD 69
      ADD 69 4 months ago +1


  • Dracunyan Yo-kai
    Dracunyan Yo-kai 5 months ago +251

    It’s also worth mentioning that with the little green app not only can you download games, but you can also download pre existing themes that were officially made by Nintendo. Any themes you could download from the 3DS theme shop can be downloaded through the green app. The only drawback is that theyre installed to your custom 3DS theme app and not shown in the official 3DS theme library. But what makes up for it is that any region locked official themes can be downloaded to your current version of your 3DS. As in themes you could only obtain on European & Asian 3DS’S can be obtained on American 3DS’S and vice versa.

    • Kelissandra
      Kelissandra 5 months ago +4

      what the name of the little green app?

    • Dezo
      Dezo 5 months ago +26

      @Kelissandra hshop

    • Skull Gamer
      Skull Gamer 5 months ago +4

      Would've been easy if He just explained it on the video lol

    • Noz
      Noz 5 months ago +40

      @Skull Gamer he rightfully isn't risking getting in trouble for promoting piracy

    • Zenic
      Zenic  5 months ago +3

      how do you download it

  • romie da homie
    romie da homie 5 months ago +109

    Modding my 3DS was the best thing I could’ve done for it. I miss when it was alive and thriving at its peak but this is the closest we can come to those days and it definitely helps. I still remember how happy I was when I first got my 3DS XL on Christmas of 2014, along with Super Mario 3D Land and just having a blast. Currently playing MK7 and tearing up ngl

    • ⸶CorpseNymph⸷
      ⸶CorpseNymph⸷ Month ago +1

      I got mine on Christmas Day, 2016 I think, that or I also got it in 2014! I got it with Pokémon Moon, AC:HHD and Tomodachi life. later on I got MK7 too, got Pokémon sun from my dad, and then got myself both of the ultra sun/moon games (I think that was my first inkling of my collector side… ;v;”)

  • Internet Anarchist
    Internet Anarchist 5 months ago +381

    It's always a good day when you post! The camera shots, color grading and quality of everything is on point. The background music at the start was also exhilarating by the way.

    • Tobi!
      Tobi! 5 months ago +2

      What's ur opinion on adin ross

    • TheHawk
      TheHawk 2 months ago

      I support landlords.

  • Save_Train
    Save_Train 5 months ago +41

    with prices skyrocketing on 3ds games, I think modding might be the right way for me to go. There's just alot of 3ds games I havent played yet, and I don't want to spend unnecessary money just to get it. I'm definitely saving this for later!

  • ‘ unairam ‘
    ‘ unairam ‘ 5 months ago +81

    I’ve never owned a 3DS or modded anything on my life, but I LOVE your videos! You do such a great job capturing my attention and the commentary is top tier 😂

  • Quasar953
    Quasar953 4 months ago +68

    Gotta love that Nintendo put out that most recent update as one last middle finger to the 3DS homebrew/hacking community even though the console is discontinued and the eShop is closed.

    • trackrunner377
      trackrunner377 3 months ago

      What was the update if you don't mind me asking?

    • InfernoCA
      InfernoCA 3 months ago +9

      @trackrunner377 They blocked alot of possibillities to hack your 3DS. Basically if you install the newest update it becomes harder to mod it.

    • Astrowastaken_2
      Astrowastaken_2 3 months ago +5

      Is it still possible? If so ima need a tutorial

    • Nick Ryder
      Nick Ryder 2 months ago +3

      @InfernoCA Its not harder at all. Incredibly easy. Just did it yesterday in like 30 mins...

    • CakeEllie
      CakeEllie 2 months ago +3

      ​@Nick Ryderifypu have an old 3ds its a mess

  • James Nelson
    James Nelson 5 months ago +47

    I am very happy there’s a high quality video pulling together all this general and obscure information that I’ve had to learn from trial and error in the past 5 years, because the more people exposed to the hacking scene the better. Well done

  • Brooksiebear19
    Brooksiebear19 5 months ago +100

    I bought an old 3DS (it was cheaper) a while ago to mod because of the really great library. The exclusive 3DS games are really fantastic and the DS games are great too, games like The World Ends With You despite getting remakes on switch, just feel so much better to play with that stylus and dual screen setup.

    • Megamanrk
      Megamanrk 5 months ago

      How much u buy it for

    • Bordem Studios
      Bordem Studios 4 months ago

      Just emulate the games on pc
      Buying a 3ds just to mod is a waste of money rather than just emulating the games on pc

    • Megamanrk
      Megamanrk 4 months ago +8

      @Bordem Studios I bought mine cause I grew up with one and want to play with friends on the go. I would definitely recommend getting one

    • La Las
      La Las 4 months ago +10

      @Bordem Studios I'm all for emulation, but that 2-screen setup just can't be emulated.

    • inlovewithpizza
      inlovewithpizza 4 months ago +11

      @Bordem Studios all though emulators work, they dont have the same feeling as sitting on your bed, couch, in the park, at a cafe or on a bus looking at a set of 2 small screens playing with a stylus. i mean you would rather have an actual phone than a phone emulator running on a laptop in your bag right?

  • Jarrod Pillay
    Jarrod Pillay 5 months ago +155

    I modded my 3DS back in February... Glad to see a great tutorial/guide Thanks so much Jeff. Highly reccommend modding your system as well. I was just wondering if you could do a video on a full 3ds shell swap (I would benefit greatly). Thanks for the great video tho!!!

    • eeveeblaze
      eeveeblaze 5 months ago +5

      i’d benifit from that too lol

  • Seán May
    Seán May Month ago

    Your videos always fascinate me, first I watch the video, then several months later I get the itch to mod something, you make modding feel exhilarating with all the fun features you show off. I now have a modded switch, OG xbox, and 3ds thanks to you. love your work man

  • Dawson Smith
    Dawson Smith 5 months ago +102

    I love how lowkey, yet high quality your channel is. It just goes to show that ANYONE can do yt if they want to bad enough. You’re an inspiration
    Edit: I meant lowkey in the sense that your content seems really laid back but also impactful. Also I feel like I subbed before you were at 100k? Congrats on the growth if that’s the case!

    • WOOOPdoctorFROGhere
      WOOOPdoctorFROGhere 2 months ago

      low key as in he doesn't start his videos shouting, or with explosions. Clip-Share is great but too many creators think excessive noise = entertainment

  • Vik
    Vik 5 months ago +361

    Finally! I’m so tired of all these vids of people buying every 3DS game possible before eshop closes. Not only it’s precisely what Nintendo wants you to do but also a waste of money. They’re willingly preventing you from getting these games legally (it’s not like they’re getting money from second-hand catridge sales either) so in my book there’s no harm in just doing this now. Plus modding allows for a lot of other cool stuff, like modding your games or playing fantranslations of never localized games.

    • It's Over 9000 Productions
      It's Over 9000 Productions 5 months ago +51

      People buying all those games actually makes sense for video game preservation purposes. Having one place document the games, their sizes, prices and donating all of it to a preservation service legally prevents Nintendo from trying anything funny. Anyone remember Emuparadise?

    • TQT1995
      TQT1995 5 months ago +16

      @It's Over 9000 Productions not really, all your digital content is tied to your account which is a type of DRM. Once your account goes, you’ll lose all your content which includes your games and DLC

    • WackoMcGoose
      WackoMcGoose 5 months ago +14

      Yeah, I sheepishly have to admit I fell for it hook line and stinker... and I even had the intent to mod my 3DS, "but not until after I finish buying games, just in case".
      _looks at the camera, and a giant lollipop appears in front of my face looney tunes style_

  • Innes
    Innes 5 months ago +38

    Been considering modding my 3DS for a while now and finally took the plunge after seeing this, love it! Great video!

  • alo
    alo 4 months ago +9

    I was lucky enough to get my hands on the 3Ds XL one childhood Christmas. To this day my sisters complain about how it stays on me more than my phone. I’m so glad I found this video, I only know a few people with Nintendo devices, much less modded ones. I’m a bit scared since I’ve had this thing since 2016/17 and harming this childhood memory. But this video definitely made me confident! Thank you for the basics and links!

    • Lex Edwards
      Lex Edwards 4 months ago +1

      Be careful not to download the latest update if you plan on modding your device. Nintendo just released one directly related to this, so disappointing!

    • J
      J 4 months ago

      @Lex Edwards hey do you know how to mod a 3ds? im stuck on the first step and i need help

  • Alex Jones
    Alex Jones 4 months ago +6

    The green app is a necessity, if you forgot to update a game, or you buy a new game cart, or for basically any reason have a not-fully-updated game, you may be stuck on that version officially. Thankfully, our friendly green app includes the latest updates for basically every game (as far as I can tell). I would consider this the most unambiguously good feature, since it's just free updates anyways and it applies to basically every game.

  • mango
    mango 5 months ago +40

    I bought a 2Ds last year because I wanted one for so long and 3Ds wasn't something I could get easily so the 2Ds was a win. It would cost me 30€ to mod my 2Ds with just 10 games so I searched for a tutorial and spent a whole day modding it. It was so tiring and exhausting. But I was so happy when I was done. It's fully customized and I love it

    • No dummy
      No dummy 5 months ago +4

      I took my shi to tech nigga currently waiting on my home brewed 3ds I tried that shit I got no patience for that video

    • Alejandro Coronado
      Alejandro Coronado 5 months ago +6

      @No dummy You dropped out of high school didn't you? No wait, middle school!

    • No dummy
      No dummy 5 months ago +5

      @Alejandro Coronado shit took me an hour

    • HeyItsJonny
      HeyItsJonny 5 months ago +3

      @No dummy you hurt you're what?

    • No dummy
      No dummy 5 months ago +1

      @HeyItsJonny your mother

  • CommanderWiggins
    CommanderWiggins 5 months ago +9

    This is such a great video! I modded my old 3ds XL years ago and mainly use it for Virtual Console games. I had no idea how many great pieces of homebrew software there are now for the system. I've been waiting to mod my New 3ds XL until Nintendo stopped support and this video is definitely pushing me to do so! All I need to do is pick up a big microSD.

    • Scratchlatiitca
      Scratchlatiitca 4 months ago

      Same here, my old 3ds XL was turned off since 2017 and today I decide to give him a new chance, and I stopped with this video, I didn’t know this existed until today.

  • ShadowedFate
    ShadowedFate 5 months ago +18

    You have no idea how happy I am to see someone talk even a little about the super injector. Most videos either skim it or just talk about retroarch or twilight menu

  • Kaikyou
    Kaikyou 5 months ago +27

    Nice video as always! You do a great job of showcasing what's possible with these modded consoles.
    I set up CFW on my 3DS last year to keep me busy while I was waiting for my Steam Deck to ship out 😂 just like you mentioned in the video, the exploits change all the time. The one I used at the time had you generate a hacked save file for Pokemon Picross to start the CFW installation. It's kinda funny how they keep finding new exploit paths.

    • soronthegamer
      soronthegamer 5 months ago

      yeah its crazy how people who want to install cfw on devices find new exploits i heared the nintendo wii got exploited with some tweasers and thats how they got into the nand fuckers are relentless

    • Butterscotch
      Butterscotch 5 months ago

      I did mine with Pokemon Picross and my friend's with a DSi app Settings exploit. Forgot what that one was called.

  • Erick Valenzuela
    Erick Valenzuela Month ago

    Going through FAQs at the end was brilliant as a mod video would definitely invite many extra questions on top. Love it!

  • Carlos Valdez
    Carlos Valdez 5 months ago +8

    Been modding the hell out of my 2ds these days! So much fun to see what this handheld can really do

  • Leopoldo Hernandez
    Leopoldo Hernandez 5 months ago +8

    A little fact. Some Japanese consoles has LCD screens instead of TN panels that have the American or European version of it. And looks so different, it's a really good upgrade. If someone wants to buy new one it's my recommendation

  • TheChillDominic3
    TheChillDominic3 Month ago

    I am so grateful for this guide! So straightforward and convenient and very informative! I modded my new 3ds xl yesterday thanks for making such a great video!

  • Dpninja7
    Dpninja7 5 months ago +17

    Thank you for this!! I love my N3DS even more now after installing cfw. It’s such an amazing handheld, it goes everywhere with me. Currently playing through all of the fan made Pokémon games and having such a blast. I’m a sucker for the customization of the 3ds and love Anemone so much, so many amazing themes. Keep up the amazing content Jeff, always look forward to your uploads😊

    • Michael Benavidez
      Michael Benavidez 5 months ago +1

      Have you ever played Pokémon light platinum? That has always been one of my favorite fan made games😊😊 if not I highly recommend

  • ꪶeonardo
    ꪶeonardo 3 months ago +2

    I moded my 3ds like 4-5 years ago, and it was the best decision. It's always good to find new fun and usefull app to get

  • E3.14C
    E3.14C 3 months ago +1

    There typically are limits to the SD Card sizes, such as what is found on the wii and switch afaik. I imagine the DS and further iterations do as well but never checked.

  • Watauro
    Watauro 3 months ago +1

    The 2ds was my childhood. Even though back in the day I was ungrateful for not having a 3ds only because it didn’t flip open. But now i got a 2ds again just to mod it so I have to appreciate this video for inspiring me to do that. Plus now i got a new 3ds LL since i had the money to get it.

  • Dot
    Dot 5 months ago +25

    You're a legend for this video! I have seen countless videos of people doing this yet this is the best one so far!

  • Bob Franklin
    Bob Franklin 5 months ago +3

    I trust the sheer quality of Jeff's videos to just send this blindly to those that need it. Also, backed this one up

  • TheNastBlast
    TheNastBlast 5 months ago +12

    Good video and got me to mod my 3ds, one issue I have is you recommended a 256GB sd card which is not preferred. After I got everything working I realized theme's didn't work because of the sd card being over 128gb, which is the apparent preferred size. Also anything over 128 makes loading up the 3ds a lot slower

  • bornbranded29
    bornbranded29 5 months ago +1

    What's interesting about a modded 3ds is that it really makes old NES games that I thought I no longer cared for come back to life. Maybe it's the handheld factor. Hard to say.

  • Mashus
    Mashus 5 months ago +18

    a little off topic, but not even a minute in I am stunned by the quality of this video. This is damn good editing and presenting!

  • Blaze Saber
    Blaze Saber 4 months ago +4

    The first time i modded my 3ds i searched endlessly for a way to play GBA on in. Everyone in the modding community was like "no thats impossible. The 3DS will never play GBA games." So yeah the modding community changes because it only takes one person to be like. " Well, if no one else will do it, I'll do it myself"

  • Sjoberghd
    Sjoberghd 5 months ago +11

    Honestly, the only issue with a Japanese 3ds is that region swapping locks you out of the eshop (at least with the "new" models, the original 3ds doesn't have as much of an issue I don't think), which might not sound important as it's shut down, but you lose access to certain apps like Pokebank so you can't transfer over your old Pokémon to Nintendo's servers. Considering Dexit and all that, you may not even care all that much, but it's just something to be aware of because unless you have a second, same region and model, 3ds which you can do some funky transfer stuff to get access to the eshop region you want, you lose access to certain features.

    • cus
      cus 4 months ago

      what all do you lose out on with being locked from the eshop now that it’s closed? i never had a 3DS so i can’t get pokémon bank now and mostly just want to play pokémon games.
      are there any major things i’ll lose access to if i go the japanese model route? like can i still use the GTS in the 3DS pokémon games and update my games or system if needed?

    • Sjoberghd
      Sjoberghd 4 months ago +1

      @cus don’t know if you can update games still or not as I use hShop. From what I can tell, anything that does not directly connect to the e shop works fine, like system updates, online play, etc. but if you have to directly connect to the e shop, like with poke bank, you will get an error.

    SONCAM 5 months ago +15

    Like and sub from me man. Im new to the whole modding scene but i followed all the instructions from the link. Took me about 1hr and i was done! So many games ive been wanting to play recently but with the eshop closed i thought i was screwed. Thanks to you and alittle help from that beautiful green app ive already got a few downloading! Cant wait!!!

  • whitebear
    whitebear 4 months ago +4

    I recently got my hands on another 3DS, specifically a New 3DS XL. Great little console. Earlier this year when Loopy released his new capture boards, I snapped one of those up and now I've sent off my 3DS. Can't wait to get it back and mod it. Sadly the capture card that is getting installed does not include the USB-C charging mod that the newer revision has an option for, but being able to record on a New 3DS XL is gonna be great.

  • Kaylah
    Kaylah 4 months ago +6

    I recently got a modded 3DS XL and didn't know what everything did, lol 😅
    The way you explained everything is so helpful! Thank you!

  • jlys
    jlys 5 months ago +24

    if homebrewing scares you, this is your sign. i cant believe i put it off for YEARS and it took only half an hour. i cannot wait to play the games ive missed out on!!
    if you dont know what game to get, im planning to play kid icarus and bravely default! can't believe nintendo didn't at least port kid icarus to the switch. this is literally the only way i can play it now

  • Ginseng
    Ginseng 4 months ago +6

    For anyone reading this, it should be noted that a lot of the 3DS modding community actually recommends a 128 GB microSD card, rather than 256 GB.
    This is because the 3DS scans the entire card when loading content and on boot, and this can increase load times -- making 128 GB the sweet spot of storage space vs. load times.

  • JOKA Crew
    JOKA Crew 5 months ago +27

    I modified mine a year ago in prep for this. But now I gotta do my gfs. The eshop going down is what finally convinced her. Thanks for this! It was hell to do it the first time, and this cleared up a few questions I had.

    • Calamity Kat
      Calamity Kat 5 months ago +3

      Did my old one last week to practice before my precious galaxy. Want hubs to let me do his too, maybe also let me pop his rear open to fix the cartridge spring.
      First time I've done something like this, don't think rng manipulation counts. I've felt this surge of powah and I need more. I am become God.

    • Lost Remnant
      Lost Remnant Month ago

      Did you need to use torrents and transfer files from PC to 3ds?

  • RainbowTurtle
    RainbowTurtle 4 months ago +1

    man im glad i grew up when i did (im 25)...get to see all these great consoles release, live their cycle and die out/stop being made and still have them (yes im even saying this about the wii u...loved it)...its funny to think that things like the ps2 and gameboy advance are retro console now...makes me feel old

  • Toca Moca
    Toca Moca 5 months ago +24

    This video was so helpful! I recently modded my 3DS a week ago since the eshop closed and I couldn't find that one game I picked up my 3DS again for anywhere, not even online. It was the best decision I've ever made and I've been playing on my 3DS nonstop for the past week as if its 2013 😂
    But I've been searching for some kind of guide on modding, not one that shows me how to do it but just whats out there. There is so much cfw for the 3DS that I didn't know how to use what I had or what my 3DS was even capable of. Now that I've found this video I'm even more excited to use my 3DS!

    • Dammit Jeff
      Dammit Jeff  5 months ago +5

      Glad you’re having fun 😁 the 3DS modding community is LARGE and goes WAY past just “play gba roms on ur 3DS” haha

  • Alyx G Raff
    Alyx G Raff 5 months ago +2

    This was a really useful video & I wouldn't have known about any of these homebrew apps or games without it. Thanks for the informative video.

  • Thalia Grace
    Thalia Grace Month ago

    The fact that all I want is to hold a 3DS and only play Tomodachi life. And I’m willing to go through all these lengths to do so. Shows that Nintendo needs to make a sequel

  • ✨kii✨
    ✨kii✨ 2 months ago

    12:16 this is exactly what I did! Got a pretty nice deal from an older guy who thought it had less value bc it was in japanese and had no clue modding could change the language.

  • vivisimonvi
    vivisimonvi 4 months ago +2

    2:06 - I learned to homebrew in a single day and changed to a larger card not thinking that I'd need the extra space. It was actually pretty easy to simply copy over files from one card to another on a computer. Had to find a workaround to formatting to a FAT32 64gb cluster size on the new card though. Keeping my old card as a backup I guess. Tried to boot the console without my SD card to test it out and I didn't know what to do from the homebrew menu lol.

  • Mr Koopa
    Mr Koopa Month ago

    Damn, I remember getting Kirbys extra epic yarn physically at Target for like 20 bucks, I still have the cart and the box is in my closet. Never knew it was this expensive...

  • The Unholy Banana
    The Unholy Banana 5 months ago +5

    I recommend either a 32gb sd or 128gb, as size increases loading games gets slower so 128gb is still fast and big enough to hold all your games.

  • The kawaii Coco
    The kawaii Coco 3 months ago

    I honestly find it upsetting that they moved to the Nintendo switch and abandoned what they are known for. Modding it seems like such a good idea but im so scared I wish i had guts to do stuff like this to my 3ds. Im scared of corrupting files and ruining a specific thing :(

  • Kaz Zakarii
    Kaz Zakarii 3 months ago

    I'm actually glad I modded my New 2DS XL when I did. It was tedious and took me well over 2 hours because I kept rereading the online guide, But in the end, it was unbelievably Worth it to the point I play it regularly again. AND I am playing games I never got to Pick up to begin with.

  • Ty
    Ty 5 months ago +2

    A few years ago I bought a new 3ds(Not XL, the normal size only came to the us as a black Friday thing, if I'm right.) I quickly modded it, and have had fun playing around with games I never would've grabbed myself. But I've also found out you can use the new 3ds to make amiibo! I didn't have a phone that could do NFC chips, but there's a homebrew app for that.

  • WhatThePuck
    WhatThePuck 5 months ago +2

    I modded my 3DS XL the day after the eShop shutdown, and it's been great. Already converted some games for it, including Mother 3 with the ENG patch, and SMA4 with the e-Reader levels - I already owned the actual game (SMA4), but since the e-Reader never came to Europe, I didn't have the experience of playing any of the content it added.

  • sleepyppl
    sleepyppl 5 months ago +1

    id recommend the new 2ds over the new 3ds for anyone who doesnt care about the 3d slider, its a lot easier to remove the sd card as you dont need to completely remove the bottom shell to remove the sd card and all you really lose is the 3d slider, which isnt even that impactful to 99.99% of games

  • DJ Amamiya
    DJ Amamiya 5 months ago +3

    Uncanny timing; I just got interested in the N3DS again with the EoL of the console. Modding consoles is a blast.

  • Roque A. Deleon
    Roque A. Deleon 5 months ago

    Ive had a modded 3ds for a few years now bht hadnt messec with it in a while. This is probably the best video that shows everything u can do with CFW. Thanks for sharing

  • Handlebar-Orion X.
    Handlebar-Orion X. 4 months ago +1

    They'd have to really update that streaming software for it to be optimal. Although I kinda always wanted to get a capture card and mod my 3DS

  • Madison Williams
    Madison Williams 4 months ago

    Thank you soo much for this video. It's the most informative one i've seen. I can't wait to (hypothetically😂) put this video to use, because my sis and I were gifted one when they came out, but we could never really afford to buy games. I've watched the lifetime of the 3ds go by while only having about 5-6 games shared between me and my sis, so we can't wait to finally be able to actually "use" our 3ds.

  • i forgor the assignment
    i forgor the assignment 16 days ago +4

    For people who are sad they didnt hack it in time: you can still do it, idk why people act like you cant when eshop ends, but, it will always be available, i did mine when eshop closed so...

  • Calum
    Calum 5 months ago +18

    I burst out laughing at your streaming your PC to a 3DS. Running Doom on a fridge energy. love it.

  • LeDawg
    LeDawg 4 months ago

    What fortunate timing this video founds its way into my recommendations after I tried my old 3DS on a whim. I thought it was broken, but I charged it for 15 minutes and it sprang right back to life.
    It was a gift in like 2016 and I only had one game, so I wasn't very invested into it, but with this I might try to finagle my way in.

  • Vigilant
    Vigilant 3 months ago

    Super well put together video, ur the reason I finally modded thank you

  • Serious5Gaming
    Serious5Gaming 5 months ago

    I don't know if I ever will, but just in case if I do decide to homebrew my 3DS, I'm gonna watch this

  • methushael
    methushael 5 months ago +1

    A bigger SD card could mean a slower booting time. I’ve changed mine to 32GB and just have 20 games i want to play. Boot times are now indiscernible. I can always transfer thru FTP if there’s anything new i want to try.

  • vivaciousv1114
    vivaciousv1114 5 months ago +2

    I just wanted to say thank you for this video! I went to the site and was able to mod my 3DS. It took a little time but it was definitely worth it. Thanks again!

    • Antonio Neto
      Antonio Neto 5 months ago

      Did u have any problem? I am willing to use this site too

  • RedGeoBlaze
    RedGeoBlaze 5 months ago +8

    It's not usually recommended to go above 128GB for your sd cards.
    I have one in mine, and themes just wouldn't work right. it would always revert back to the default white. No custom themes worked, and even official ones only worked after opening and closing some form of software. I'm not sure if there's a way to fix this, but I've heard of this as a pretty common issue. I formatted the card as a 128GB partition, and it works perfectly again.
    Let's be honest, you're not going to fill up all that space any time soon anyway.

    • SM3DW Plessie
      SM3DW Plessie 4 months ago +1

      Pretty sure that issue only happens when you fiddle with the settings while reformatting, I kept it at the default format settings and it worked fine.

    • Tillnorth
      Tillnorth 29 days ago

      @SM3DW PlessieI have this issue and I’m not sure what format I need to put to default, could you explain? Hate that I have to reinstall my themes on my 3ds 😅

  • JaggedBird
    JaggedBird 5 days ago

    What I tend to do is use R4 Pro Gold 2023 for my DS games and the homebrew stuff for emulation and 3DS games. I also use a theme that has the folders built in - its a Dark Souls one! It's nice as you can just throw the now useless native programs that the vanilla 3DS packs into it. Easy way to clean up your home screen.
    Why do I use a card? Simple: no real hacks for the pre 3DS DS games if I want to just mess around. It also keeps that card slot filled. It gives me options as well. Very useful

  • J M
    J M 5 months ago +5

    This seems like a cool thing for me to do with my 3DS XL when I have time. Are there any time-sensitive things I should get done asap before Nintendo shuts down more features like you said?

  • Charlie
    Charlie 4 months ago +2

    The thing is… I’m so scared to mod my 3ds I’m scared of ruining it 😩

  • Laytori
    Laytori 5 months ago +4

    Great Video! Tbh, im just really scared of getting banned, and im definitely not intending on doing…
    Aside from that, this sounds quite fun! This video also is just comforting for some reason, just so cool to see all of this from a 3DS, A. 3. D. S. Its truly crazy

    • C_Edits
      C_Edits 5 months ago +9

      You most likely won’t get banned now that the eshop is closed. Also players have gotten banned by nintendo because they noticed the players were playing games before release which means it was pirated. That’s why they got banned. Nintendo actually doesn’t notice the difference between a pirated game and a real game when online. (If game has already been released)

    • AkameGaKillfan777
      AkameGaKillfan777 5 months ago +1

      ​@C_Edits They will do updates solely to stop hacked systems though

  • Afonso Jacinto
    Afonso Jacinto 5 months ago

    I have been thinking of modding both my 3DS and my PSVita lately (maybe even my PSP, but I’m not sure what for, because you can play PSP games in the Vita, and maybe the WII U, if I feel it is worth it), although I ain’t sure if there’s any chance of legal action by either Nintendo or local authorities in case downloads from H Shop or other places can be traced back to me.
    3 Questions:
    -> If I use a VPN in my PC when downloading stuff (homebrew, for example), and never play online (only local multiplayer) in the 3DS and in the Vita, is there any risk?
    -> Is the Vita already dead? Since the Shop is still open, I’m not too sure if it’s still the time to mod it, as legal repercussions might be more likely (?).
    -> The guy in the video (can’t remember his name rn, sorry) seemed to hint that there’s more to loose if modding the 3DS is postponed much longer. Why exactly? Even hacking the 3DS can be impossible in the future?

  • Alph
    Alph 5 months ago +6

    you got me to mod my 3ds after procrastinating abt it for 2 months, this was rlly worth it. ty for making this video

  • vika
    vika 3 months ago

    My older brother recently moded my 3Ds XL as a surprise for me. Man the feeling of joy and shock of opening my 3ds and seeing like 40+ games when all I had before was pokemon y.

  • Apreciador do Universo

    Amo a hshop tenho todos jogos ❤️

  • Au55
    Au55 3 months ago +1

    Hey! This is my first of your videos, and I'm already in love with your narration

  • Lou Standards
    Lou Standards Month ago

    This is a great video. I just ordered my first 3DS , getting hype. I got one from Netherlands, now that I know I can change languages. Sure enough, it was half the price of any I see from US sellers.

  • scribblebee
    scribblebee 4 months ago +6

    I love modding 3DS's! I have modded 5 (I own 3) and its just incredible. The modding community is so kind and the tutorials are incredibly simple. The 3DS has such a great library as well! ❤

    • Eponser
      Eponser 2 months ago +1

      Du you know if i actually need working camers to mod my 3ds (they have an error so not working)

    • Ghostalies
      Ghostalies Month ago

      ​@Eponser it depends on what method you use. Seedminer doesn't need the camera at all(my sister successfully used this method on a old 3ds with the same issue) and skaterhax will use it to scan qr codes but there is probably an alternative way.

  • Boss
    Boss 5 months ago +4

    I'd go for a 128gb SD Card instead. Only because not only is even at that size the loading becomes pretty atrocious, but also because at least from what I've heard (grain of salt I guess) Anything above 128gb can make a 3DS greatly unstable. Seems like this dude seems fine for the most part so idk, just what I've heard for a while

    • It's Me, Steve
      It's Me, Steve 5 months ago

      I've also heard of bugs and glitches on anything bigger than 128gb as well.

  • Guido Blok
    Guido Blok 5 months ago

    I modded my 2ds a while back its the cheapest option if you want to play a lot of different games. Its imo better to get a large sd card then aim for a expensive device, unless yr used to the large xl screen or the 3d function. And some prefer a certain button layout.

  • Xero
    Xero 5 months ago

    I modded my 3ds Xl the day before this came out, and this is very informational, I mostly just use the modding to get new games i've never played

  • Hollyleaf Is Cool
    Hollyleaf Is Cool 3 months ago

    I modded mine a few days ago because of this video and it worked fine, so thank you!!! the only issue is my sd card can only take like 3 games at a time...

  • DaFlashlight
    DaFlashlight 4 months ago

    I recently got a Japanese secondhand used Nintendo 3DsXL and I got the recommended Sd card that was in the description. I’m ready to homebrew, I updated the system to its most recent version although I’m having issues with getting the microsd card to work, I think I have to convert it to fat32 although I’m not too sure how. Any feedback is appreciated Ty guys❤

  • Blibot
    Blibot 6 days ago

    Modding your 3ds is definetly amazing but the only thing keeping me from doing it is losing my current data. And some apps you cant get anymore.

  • Underline
    Underline 5 months ago +77

    Am i the only 1 scared to mod the 3DS and accidentally mess up the system?

    • Eleanor
      Eleanor 4 months ago +36

      I was too at first but i finally said fuck it and modded it some days ago. The guide is very easy to follow and provides screenshots. My 3ds XL has been collecting dust for years but now it's reborn :D

    • kittymangamer
      kittymangamer 2 months ago +4

      @Eleanoryippee :D

    • Loaf
      Loaf 28 days ago +1

      the newest methods makew it very small, just don't skip anything

    • RENBA XL
      RENBA XL 24 days ago +1

      Yes, but I actually have the same feeling but with the Wii u

    • Eee 222
      Eee 222 24 days ago +2

      I mean, it is practically impossible to fuck up anything unless you intentionally do it. That's how foolproof it is so do it and have fun!

  • Hopalongtom
    Hopalongtom 5 months ago

    I've had mine modded since the Switch came out, glad to see the process is much easier now.

  • // sketch A sketch //
    // sketch A sketch // 5 months ago

    As someone who owns the “weird cheesewich”, thank you for for confirming that it can indeed be modded.

    XMANIAFLYYY 5 months ago

    This makes me miss my 3DS XL from 2016. I found the game cartridges like 2 years ago and there was a good amount of games. Wonder where they went, and my 3DS.

  • Placeholder
    Placeholder 5 months ago +1

    I’ve been wanting to mod my 3ds but I’m so worried about accidentally breaking it and after looking through the directions it looks kinda confusing I might try later today

  • Randy Bobandy
    Randy Bobandy 4 months ago +1

    Flipnote studio brings me back, I remember seeing some of the coolest animations on there and it was one of those things that only could've existed during its time

  • Caetano Silva
    Caetano Silva 5 months ago +4

    Just did it with my New 3DS XL and it's a breath of new life to a console that I wasn't playing for ages, thanks!!

  • saint fuki
    saint fuki 2 months ago

    definitely would've gotten an n3DS XL if there were more cooler special editions (i love the animal crossing 3ds xl so i got that one). maybe i'll get another in the future. good video!

  • Nox Pogue
    Nox Pogue Month ago

    Im so happy i found this guide!! I accidentally bought an European pokemon moon copy off of amazon because it was the cheapest one and i was so annoyed that I would have to return it, now I just have to figure out how to mod things lmao- thank you though dude you're saving my wallet

  • Type Masters
    Type Masters 4 months ago

    Just hope it eventually becomes possible to mod the Nintendo Switch
    I modded a spare 3DS to make back-ups of certain Pokemon but there are some Pokemon I caught on Switch that I want to make back-ups of via PKHex

  • obliviousmode575
    obliviousmode575 5 months ago

    I love my modded 2DS (the wedge as you called it). Especially even more now after thrift shopping a Nerf case for it. It makes the excellent form factor with comfort. I own other 3ds systems I may now mod them as well.